Over the weekend, my husband and I took a road trip and ended up having lunch at an Olive Garden restaurant. For the first time, my hubby ordered a bowl of their Pasta e Fagioli and simply loved it. Since I am on a gluten-free diet, I decided to make my own copycat version of Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli and wow, am I glad I did!
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After tasting my gluten-free version of this delicious soup, I asked my husband if he thought it was a good copycat variation. He instantly said, “Yes!” (Sigh. I love that man!) So, for dinner tonight, we enjoyed a big bowl of Copy Cat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup!
Fall is that special time of year when I break out a stock pot and whip up a batch of soup. A hot, steamy bowl of soup helps take the chill off the old bones. Plus, it’s great when the hubby and I come home from work because we can quickly heat up a couple bowls of this scrumptious goodness. That sure makes for an easy dinner any day of the week!
This Copy Cat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli has all kinds of fantastic ingredients such as yummy veggies, tomatoes, pasta, beans, and ground beef. The flavors remind me of a combination of an Italian pasta dish and chili soup. So, so good!
If you are on a gluten-free diet you can easily modify this recipe and make it a totally gluten-free soup. (Perfect for all of your upcoming holiday entertaining!)
I have not tried making this Copy Cat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli in the crockpot, however, I think it would work just fine. Just be sure to cook your ground beef and drain it before adding it to the other ingredients.
Finally, to make this an even heartier meal try adding a delicious muffin alongside.
Here’s to staying warm!
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